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Ford Expedition Owners Meet the Members

Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,020
edited March 14 in Ford
Please take a moment to introduce yourself and share some details about your Expedition!

My name is KarenS and I am the host of the Owner's Clubs. Please let me know what discussions you would like to see in your Club folder. I will create them ASAP. You may want to take a look through the other clubs to get ideas for discussions.

Looking forward to meeting everyone!

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Community Manager If you have any questions or concerns about the Forums, send me an email,, or click on my screen name to send a personal message.



  • Ok I'll start it off. My wife and I just picked up our brand new 2002 Ford Expedition, on 11/09. My wife was the main reason we ended up with the Expedition as we were the owners of a 1999 Volvo V70 station wagon whose lease was ending at the end of November. She did not want another station wagon or Minivan and so we fell into the classic SUV trap.

    We had been looking initially at the Toyota Sequoia but after looking and comparing we just couldn't pass up the 0.0 Ford financing and the incredible deal we were able to get on the Expedition.

    After driving the Expedition for a month now I am very happy with our decision. Here's what we ended up getting:

    2002 Eddie Bauer Expedition 4x2
    5.4L Engine, 2.55 ltd. slip diff., Premier Package, Arizona Beige with 2nd. row captain's chairs, Entertainment System, CD changer.

    It's really a very fun vehicle to drive and since we have two small children the entertainment system is great.

    Overall very pleased with our new Expedition and look forward to taking some long trips with it.
  • bornzobornzo Posts: 19
    My name is Mike and I am the proud owner of a 2001 XLT 4x4, 4.6L, cd changer, moonroof, silver metallic, limited slip, comfort group and sport pkg. I have owned this beauty since March 2001. I did extensive research before I purchased and nothing comes close to the Expy. Also, I am glad we now have our own club.
  • rmeffrmeff Posts: 1
    I am looking at buying a 1998 Expy EB with the 5.4. Is there anything I need to pay close attention to?
  • pwaspwas Posts: 34
    Question to mike, We have identical expeditions i had leather installed in my expy. I don't have the limited slip diff. Whats the good and bad points about having it or not ? In your research What helped you in making a discision on buying the XLT with the sport pk and the 4.6 engine rather than just buying an Eddie Bauer ?
  • bornzobornzo Posts: 19
    Hey pwas, the answer to your limited question is that the system transfers engine torque to the wheel that has the best traction usually before slippage occurs. I wouldn't by a 4x4 without it. As buying the xlt, I didn't want the leather or the running boards that were offered on the EB. I perfer cloth and the step bars look better. I also did't need the additional power of the 5.4L. The 4.6L has all the power I need.
  • Hi, I am the proud owner of a fully loaded 2001 EB Expy. Estate green in color. I put on a new Yakima rack and Packasport system with 2 bike carriers, and a Brush guard with 2 6in PIAA fog lights. I would post a pic of my beauty =) if only I knew how. Questions that I would like help from if someone knows are these.

    1. Is my Expy already wired for electronic brakes and how would I know?
    2. I am looking into different Air intakes and gas saving measures. Has anyone had a KN air filter added? Did it help or not?
    3. Also has anyone heard of that Tornado fuel thingy? Does it really help w/ gas and horses?
    4.Anyone added a aftermarket DVD system and where did you put it? I have a Moonroof and am wondering where it would go? The screen that is.

    I love my Expy and wouldnt trade it for anything at this point. I have pics if youwant to see it. I hope that you all enjoy yours also and if you have any questions that I can help with about aftermarket Exterior products I would love too.

  • Just like to say hello to everyone as a new member of the club.
  • Hello. I've been lurking here for a couple of years. I started on the boards when I bought an Expedition in late '99. I have owned 17 cars in various states of repair in the last 20 years. In the 4wd category which is probably the most interesting here I have had an '89 K5 Jimmy, a '90 Jeep Wrangler, a '95 full size Bronco, a '96 Explorer, a '99 EB Expedition, an '01 Pathfinder SE, and as a volunteer fire chief I have the use of a '92 full size Bronco. After getting my first 4wd I decided that I would never not have one. Until recently when we sold the Jeep, we had 4 in the driveway. We live in south west CT, which means sometimes we have lots of snow, and we always have lots of ice and slush. I drive around 30k miles per year in the Expedition mostly, my wife around 10k in the Pathfinder.
  • jptjpt Posts: 7
    ...another lurker appears. We bought a 2002 XLT at the end of November. As luck would have it, we were involved in a hit-and-run two days after we bought the Expedition. After a pretty good whack, we got out to see the damage. We had a very, very small dent in the bumper. The other driver left parts on the ground. Fortunately, eyewitnesses got the tag and all is well. It is nice to have a very sturdy vehicle!
  • I own a 1997 Ford Expedition XLT. Black with every option except the sunroof. I have the cd changer, leather, etc. It has tan interior. I have put on a chrome grille, blackouts, a new muffler,etc. I have put on 94K miles and it still runs like new. It has the 4.6 V8 engine.

    Also own a 1998 F150 XL Flareside. Also black. It has the 4.2 V6 which is not as powerful. Minor mods so far as I have not had the truck for a long time. It so far has 37K miles. Hope to keep this one for a while.
  • For the past year, I have looked over this site as I considered buying an Expedition. Well I finally did it. Last week my wife and I bought a 2002 Eddie Bauer 2WD. It has the 4.6, and about every option except for heated seats. Today I dropped it off at the dealer (with 600 miles) because I get a large puff of blue smoke on cold start up in the mornings. I start hundreds of cars a year in my work, and I can't believe this is "normal". Anyone else see the same problem, and if so, has it been fixed? Thanks, everyone.
  • seems like it might be the oil burning. But come on at 600 miles. Something is definately wrong. Nice choice though. EB has lots of options to play with. Did you get the stereo with the Subwoofer in the back? I wish I had that.
  • Hi I am a new owner of a 2002 XLT 4x4 with the 4.6, sport appearance group, conv. pack, 6 cd changer,limited slip, leather, trailer package. It is white with grey int. I couldnt pass it up for 100.00 under invoice and 0% finance. So far my wife and I are in love with it.
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Should come with the Subaru-Isuzu owners crew to a light off-road trip to the Pine Barrens of NJ. Check this thread out:


    '00 Trooper

    '88 XT6

    '91 XT6

  • Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,020
    2003 Ford Expedition

    Owner's Clubs

    Community Manager If you have any questions or concerns about the Forums, send me an email,, or click on my screen name to send a personal message.

  • rlee5rlee5 Posts: 2
    very cool technical briefing on 03 Expy, best if you have broadband.

  • stephjoestephjoe Posts: 3

  • todd1965todd1965 Posts: 16
    I have a 2000 Ford Expedition XLT 2wd on windy days my roof makes noises that sounds like wind pressing down on it. I had a bug deflector on my hood and one of my friend told me take it off and that my solve this problem. If any has any suggestion, please let me know.
  • I bought my 03 XLT premium Expo, with Silver ext./int. and I love it. It's definitely an improvement over the 2000 EB that I owned and definitely has more room than the tahoe.
  • I purchased an 03 Expy EB with all the bells and whistles in May 03. It is a B seies and has been nothing but a headache.This vehicle has a multitude of problems steering,drive ,mirrors etc. It has spent more time in servce than in my driveway. I have come to the realization that I am now the owner of the worlds largest and most expensive lemon. I contacted a LL attorney this past week. What I found out was rather disturbing, I was the 8th 03 Expy owner to contact this firm this week. The majority of the calls were from owners of A & B revisions.This was just one firm of many, I think Ford has a serious problem. So when your service consultant tells you it's supposed to be like that dont believe it. If you are that gullible, contact me I am selling a bridge . If I wanted lemons I could have gone to the supermarket and bought them 6 for a dollar.
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